• At day two, Amazon synod agrees on questions, not on answers

    At day two, Amazon synod agrees on questions, not on answers

    • Oct 8, 2019

    Though it is only day two of this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, participants have nearly unanimously flagged a regional priest shortage and the need for a clear ministry for women as key issues up for discussion, yet while the questions seem to be clear, the answers are far from it.

  • Top synod cardinal says critics deserve attention and prayer, but not a veto

    Top synod cardinal says critics deserve attention and prayer, but not a veto

    • Oct 7, 2019

    One of three prelates tapped by Pope Francis as presidents of this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon has urged participants to fear neither forging new paths for evangelization in the region, nor criticism of these novelties, saying critics of the synod’s agenda should be prayed for.

  • Key papal aide, new cardinal not worried about Amazon synod ferment

    Key papal aide, new cardinal not worried about Amazon synod ferment

    • Sep 22, 2019

    Soon-to-be Cardinal Michael Czerny, one of Pope Francis’s top collaborators inside the Roman Curia who serves as both the public face of Francis’s agenda for migrants and refugees and who is playing a key role in organizing next month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, has said he is not afraid of criticism of the event.